The Chief Officer of NHS South Norfolk and North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Groups will be stepping down later in the spring, to take up a new role as Chief Executive of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.
The Chief Finance Officer of the CCGs, Helen Stratton, will become interim Chief Officer for the two CCGs until new arrangements are put in place.
Antek will also be stepping down from his role as Lead Executive for the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP). A process to appoint the next Lead Executive will be announced in due course.
Antek said: “I have enjoyed my time immensely with the CCGs. I think we have made real strides to bring commissioning together and bringing all of health and social care closer together through the STP.
“However helping lead NSFT is an exciting challenge and I am delighted to be appointed. I have always had a particular interest and passion for mental health. I have led two mental health trusts in the past and I am keen to help NSFT move on from its current difficulties and emerge a stronger, even better organisation serving the people of Norfolk and Suffolk.”
The Chair of NHS South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Hilary Byrne, said: “Antek’s energy and leadership has been a huge asset to our CCG and whilst we are sorry to see him go we are delighted he is stepping into one of the most important jobs in our local NHS.”
The Chair of NHS North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Anoop Dhesi, said: “Antek is an experienced and respected leader who we shall continue to work with and we wish him well with his new role.”